Compliance with Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis - 248 patient Cohort from Suburban Community Urology Practice
Retrospective review of 248 men status post outpatient vasectomy by community urology practice in large suburban area. Demographic factors were collected including including age, ethnicity, tobacco use (yes/no), alcohol use (yes/no), marital status (yes/no), family size (number of kids), BMI (kg/m2), comorbidities, health insurance, occupation, and out of pocket procedural costs. Obesity defined as BMI greater than or equal to 30kg/m2. White collar occupation defined as employment in an office or professional environment (teacher, professor, physician, lawyer, office manager, etc.). Blue collar defined as skilled laborer in manual work, most often with use of hands, typically in a uniform (fireman, police, factory worker, teamster, construction worker, janitor, etc.). Blue Cross Blue Shield served as primary insurance provider in the study geographic area. Chi squared analysis was used to evaluate the predictive value of these factors for PVSA return. Calculations included. If post vasectomy semen analysis was successfully returned by patient, then the number of post vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA), results of semen analysis, laboratory details, revision rates and surgical details of original vasectomy were collected.